We’d like to thank all of our sponsors and supporters. Their help and support has been invaluable.
Bannerman Resources is an emerging uranium development company with its major project in Namibia. Bannerman is working very closely with communities in the Erongo Region of Namibia and considers the development of Bicycle Empowerment Centres as very positive contributions to community development. Bannerman paid all the costs of shipping our first two containers and further contributed in 2012 at Corporate Sponsor level.
Anglogold Ashanti sponsored the full costs of our first shipment in 2013. They are also working with Bicycling Empowerment Network in Namibia to use our shipment to establish a new BEC in Karibib, Namibia close to their Navachab Gold Mine. This is one of numerous projects undertaken by Anglogold Ashanti in support of the communities impacted by the company’s activities.
In 2012, B4H WA received a grant from Western Australia Department of Environment and Conservation Waste Authority in support of its Cycle Recycle Project which assisted B4H WA to acquire equipment to upgrade its storage and bike repair facilities at High Wycombe (since relocated to Midland). This included storage/shipping containers, a trailer to transport bikes, work-stands, tools and racking and will facilitate more efficient and safe working conditions for our volunteers. The Cycle Recycle project was supported by the Waste Authority through the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Account.
Resource Capital Funds Foundation provided a generous grant in 2014 in support of 2 shipments made that year. June Canavan Foundation also provided funds in 2014 in support of the implementation of an Enterprise Box for Physically Active Youth project, utilising B4H WA container #7.
B4H WA received a Lotterywest grant in 2014 to fund the fit-out of a new amenities room at our Midland workshop, vastly improving support facilities for our wonderful volunteer workers.
David Rattray Foundation made a donation in 2015 and is supporting the establishment of a community bike shop in Rorke’s Drift, Kwazulu Natal, RSA. This project is focussed on providing bicycle transport for children who otherwise walk 2 hours each way each day to go to school.
B2Gold Namibia partnered with RMB Namibia to sponsor the shipment of B4H WA container #9 in mid-2015 to establish a new Bicycle Empowerment Centre in Otavi.
Abercrombie & Kent Philanthropy fully sponsored our container #13 to Bwindi, Uganda.
For container #14 – headed to Diani, Kenya – Base Titanium was implementation sponsor, Aeolius was shipping sponsor and project champion, and Caleb Partners has committed to providing training services for establishment of the container.
World Vision Australia fully sponsored our container #15 to support children in Zambia.
Komatsu provided the shipping container in which we sent our first shipment of bikes to Namibia in October 2011. iCeutica, Stone Ridge Ventures, Genalysis, Intertek, Deep Yellow, amec, Langer Heinrich Uranium (Pty) Ltd and Bright Generation are our Foundation sponsors who assisted in establishing B4H Perth with financial contributions and in-kind support. This support allowed us to set up the association, pay for marketing expenses and running costs, as well as supporting the initial collections.
Subsequent to our Foundation funding round in 2011, iCeutica has made additional cash contributions, whilst Minemax and Shaw River Manganese became new Corporate Sponsors to support ongoing expenses related to shipping bikes to Africa.
A number of companies and individuals have also made valuable cash donations. Our thanks to Cullen Resources, Rotary Club of Joondalup, Toro Energy, iO Global, Knight Piesold, and numerous individuals. Rotary District 9455 provided a grant to support the shipping of our #5 container to Lüderitz, Namibia, and members of Rotary of Bay View Claremont have participated in fundraising activities.
Squire Sanders (now Squire Patton Boggs) helped us set up the legal structures for the organisation, and continue to provide ongoing pro-bono legal assistance;
The Brains Trust designed and helped print collateral and advertising material;
Intierra provided valuable market intelligence;
Digirock assist with personnel and office support;
Swan View Plant farm generously allowed us space at their High Wycombe nursery for bike storage, repair workshop and container loading for our first 3 years of operation.
Curtin FM regularly provides on-air exposure and community announcements;
Sonshine FM also posted community announcements to promote B4H collections;
Royal Wolf provided a generous discount on a shipping container;
Transitainer has provided shipping agency services;
MSC Shipping Line has shipped containers at discount prices;
The Bicycle Entrepreneur (TBE) acted as a bike drop-off point for donors during 2011;
Dismantle provided donated bikes and its volunteers have repaired bikes and prepared them for transport;
Sea Containers Pty Ltd has provided shipping containers at very reduced prices;
PPR contributed staff time to assisting us with publicity for our collections;
Advance Press printed brochures and posters to support marketing activities;
Warners Transport moved our containers from Fremantle to workshops at High Wycombe and Midland and back again to Fremantle Wharf for
shipping, and assisted greatly with our workshop move from High Wycombe to Midland.
Rottnest Express donated 100s of bikes;
Sign Here Signs manufactured metal sponsor signs for display at BEC bike shops supplied by B4H WA;
The Over 55 Cycling Club has been very supportive in recruiting volunteers for bike collection and repairs and for container loading days.
Industrial Safe have provided advice and assistance in the development and implementation of our OH&S Management Plan.
Paydirt Media has provided complimentary attendance at the Africa Downunder Conference and published promotional stories in Paydirt Magazine.
Forge Group provided specialist services to provide further important safety enhancements to our workshop space
Stuart Weston Real Estate provided valuable promotional opportunities at the Beaufort Street Festival
Lüderitz Rotary Club has partnered with B4H WA and BEN Namibia to implement a new Bicycle Empowerment Centre in Lüderitz.
Perth Integrated Health Clinic is a strong promoter of cycling events in the Perth region. PIHC is partnering with B4H WA to raise the profile of B4H WA in the cycling community.
City of Vincent organises Bike Swap Meets at which B4H WA has been invited to participate. The City also donated participant registration fees to B4H WA.
KPMG have made a cash donation and embraced B4H WA in its corporate volunteering program, supplying teams of volunteers to our workshop on numerous occasions.
Iluka Resources, Woodside Energy, Deloitte, Shell and Ajilon have supplied teams of volunteers to our workshop our workshop as part of their corporate volunteering programs.
Ajilon is also assisted with pro-bono IT advice managing the former Perth pages on the bicyclesforhumanity.com web site.
Storage King at Bibra Lake provided a drop-off point for bikes donated to B4H WA.
Bootland Fabrications responded quickly after a break-in at the Bike Shed to strengthen security to locking mechanisms on our containers – no charge!
Kelyn Training Services kindly allows us to uses their meeting rooms for Management Committee and AGM meetings.
Gilchrist Connell provided pro bono legal advice on insurance matters.
The Rotary Clubs of Geraldton, Greenough and Mandurah Districts sponsor and manage regional bike collection and workshop hubs i their respective towns, and Community Living Association runs a similar regional hub in Albany.
Ian Jones of eureka Mindspace provided probono professional services to B4H WA strategic planning.
Having acquired the self-storage facility at Bibra Lake, National Storage has re-established the drop-off point for donated bikes previously operated by Storage King.